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A strong team display

18 August 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman praised the performance of his whole team in this evening’s match against Charlton.

The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw at The City Ground and finished the match with youngsters Oliver Burke, Tyler Walker and Jorge Grant on the pitch.

Freedman was delighted with their influence on the game, but he also complimented the input of his senior professionals.

The manager told Forest Player HD: “There were loads of positives. We kept a clean sheet against a very good team and the more experienced players led by example with the youngsters falling right behind, which is what I want to try and build.

“There were three teenagers on the pitch running around and giving loads of enthusiasm and spirit. They are only going to get better.

“It’s very pleasing for me to play on the front foot against a very experienced, unbeaten Charlton side, with fantastic passing and great build-up play. With a little bit of luck we could have had the winning goal.”

Freedman says Jamie Ward will have to be assessed after he was substituted in the second half with an injury, shortly after Dexter Blackstock had made way.

The manager said: “Dexter was struggling with his back at half-time so he could only give us another ten minutes. To lose Jamie at the same time was a huge blow to us.

“Things just seem to be going against us, but when we’ve got a crowd like that behind us I’ve got to be happy.”

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